School Counselors and African American Students: Counseling within the Psychology of the Black Experience


  • Darreon Greer, Sr. The Ohio State University
  • Thurman E. Webb, Jr. Tennessee State University


In the contemporary age of ‘proposed culturally competent practices and pedagogy’, issues in urban educational settings remain somewhat prevalent in today’s K-12 learning environments. This paper provides auto-ethnographic perspectives and relevant literature to assist education professionals and stakeholders in promoting student success, academic achievement, and increasing access to higher education. In this article, the terms African American male and Black male are used interchangeably.

Keywords: black (urban) education, school counselor, student success, black males